Our Mission

Called in Baptism to proclaim by our lives and our works the presence of God in the world, we Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ accept the invitation to live a vowed life in community.

We are inspired by Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and Saint Katharina Kasper, our foundress, to

listen prayerfully
live simply
serve joyfully

Empowered by the same Spirit, we women religious commit ourselves to

Resisting our fears, we dare to accept the challenges of the future. We go forward in hope and joy supported by the bond of community and the strength of prayer.

Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ
Mission Statement of the American Province
November 1983
Reaffirmed June 1988